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Our Design

Build Process

Before the Architectural Drawings begin, the Owner must have an accurate Budget in order to prepare the project Performance. Our experience enables us to produce precise estimates, schedules, alternate systems, and valuable engineering ideas prior to the release of the Architectural Drawings. Once the Budget is established, clear communication with the Owner and the Design Team during preperation of the working drawings will ensure the project goals are reached. Our Design Build Services ensure a Solid Foundation and should be on the Critical Path of all your future projects.

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About Us

Since 1989, we have completed over $120+ million in both residential and commercial construction. As we strive for perfection every day, clients benefit from our complete devotion and personal attention to all projects. This approach ensures a close relationship with our clients that extends beyond the completion of each project.  We would be honored to be a part of your project team in the future!

Years Established

Million in Construction

Other Projects


We are a complete residential builder offering the most innovative and economical solutions along with providing personal supervision by Kevin D. Harper on all Custom Residences.

Commercial & Industrial

Complete commercial builder offering vast experience including high rise condominiums, office buildings, pre-engineered buildings, hybrid structures, warehouses, storage buildings, industrial, turnkey concrete, masonry, steel erection and heavy renovations / expansions within existing manufacturing facilities.


Retail construction has been a building block for Kevin D. Harper since graduation from Auburn University in Building Science. Our Retail experience includes many jobs with national retailers such as Kmart, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Target, Food Lion, Grand Union Grocery, Bealls, Cato, Blockbuster, Hibbet’s Sports, Friedmans, Dominoes and Walgreens along with many other national tenants.

Construction Management

We offer Construction Management which entails overseeing the project while offering the most innovative and economical solutions, along with providing personal supervision by Kevin D. Harper.


Our Design-Build Services ensure a Solid Foundation and should be on the Critical Path of all your future projects. Our experience enables us to produce precise estimates, schedules, alternate systems, and value engineering ideas prior to the release of the Design Drawings.


Our Preconstruction Services Ensure All Project Goals will be achieved by walking hand in hand with our Clients from the Conception of a project through the Certificate of Occupancy.  The services include Site Selection, Feasibility Analysis, Selection of the Design Team (Civil Engineer, Soils Engineer, Architect, Structural Engineer & PME Engineers), Coordination with the Design Team, Critical Path Scheduling and Project Delivery.

New Development 

Old Pier Destin 

Project is scheduled to be completed at the end of June 2021.

See Our Reviews

Peter Foster

Having built many houses previously, I had certain requirements and qualifications in mind – quality, experience, cost, Owner/Builder compatibility and the relationship the builder had with local subcontractors and suppliers. I was introduced to Kevin Harper of Auburn Builders by the owner of a local lumber provider, with very high recommendations. We met and discussed the project and our respective needs, and Kevin and I quickly developed a good communication back and forth, so we progressed to the contract stage. The contract was not onerous as some are, and Kevin exhibited his willingness to accommodate all of my requirements and then some. Auburn’s fee structure was reasonable and we were able to agree on some Owner furnished items without a fee. All things considered, the experience was exceptionally good, the quality was unusually high and the cost was well below that of other builders. In this time of demand and exceeding supply in the contractor market along the N.W. Florida area, I would not hesitate to employ Auburn Builders and Kevin Harper on my next building project. I would enjoy speaking with any person contemplating a build about my experience.

Project Date: April 2014

Project Price: Over $4.2mil

Diane & Dwight Reinsetle

Auburn Builders owner, Kevin Harper, did an outstanding job building our Condo in Destin, Florida several years ago. Our place is a single living detached condo with 4 bedrooms.

Although he had to follow strict regulations for the outside he was very creative with ideas for the inside. He was great staying in our budget and keeping us advised with pictures, phone calls, etc. since this was a long-distance project. If you are considering building a home in Destin, Florida …give him a call. You won’t be sorry!

Project Date: February 2012

Project Price: Over $399k

Amy Wise-Coble

Auburn Builder’s gets my highest recommendation. Quality work, on budget, and on time. And that is tough to do when you are coordinating so many subcontractors. Kevin and his team are professional and fun to work with.

Project Date: March 2015

 Building Cost: $600k

Ryan Cleveland

Auburn Builders is always very thorough and detail-oriented with budgets, timing, paperwork, communication, etc. Mr. Harper always had me informed before I had to ask. A pleasure to work with, very respectful and considerate of time and very importantly – money. I have worked on over 10 projects with Mr. Harper and look forward to many more. As a design and CM engineer, it is a pleasure to have such a good contractor on the job! It makes the process go much more smoothly for everyone involved.

Project Date: December 2016

10+ Projects Over $20 mil

Yale Spina

Great company and easy to work with… Kevin is very creative and helpful in making the right decisions. We managed to save money and get a better outcome.

Project Date: July 2015

Project Price: Over $20mil

Rhonda Dossey

I am a realtor in Destin Florida, and I have worked with builders. I must say that my experience with Auburn Builders was an absolute pleasure. The home Kevin Harper built, and I sold for 4.2M was a stunning 9,000 Sq Ft beachfront home. Kevin was easy to work with and he was always available to answer questions about the construction. I can highly recommend Auburn Builders to anyone considering building a new home. If you want a quality home, and a professional to build it, then I suggest you consult Kevin Harper of Auburn Builders.

Project Date: February 2015

Project Price: Over $5.9mil

Building Cost: $4.2mil

Our Commitment

We are striving for perfection every single day. This approach allows our clients to benefit from our vast experience, complete devotion, personal attention and our commitment towards excellence on each project. 

We would be honored to be part of your project team in the future.

Commercial Construction

Live Oak Landing Resort   •   Commercial Construction in Freeport, Florida $3,690,000   •   RV Resort, Amenity Buildings & Docks

Mount Royal Towers Assisted Living Facility   •   Commercial Construction in Birmingham, AL $1,726,000   •   Includes Largest Gabion Retaining Wall in the US

Troy State University at Dothan   •   Commercial Construction in Dothan, Alabama
$1,265,000   •   Addition to Malone Hall @ 15,000 SF

Retail Construction

Kmart Supercenter   •   Retail Construction in Charleston, South Carolina
$6,300,000   •   Supercenter @ 180,000 SF

Holden Crossings   •   Retail Construction in Greensboro, North Carolina
$5,610,000   •   Kmart, Winn Dixie & Shops @ 185,000 SF

Townview Square   •   Retail Construction in Zepherhills, Florida
$5,196,000   •   Kmart, Food Lion, Bealls & Shops @ 180,000 SF

Residential Construction

Four Residences in the Villages of Crystal Beach   •   Residential Construction in Destin, Florida $1,166,000   •   Turnkey Construction @ 10,600 SF

Goddard Residence   •   Residential Construction in Orange Beach, Alabama $803,000   •   Design Build New Residence on the Gulf @ 4,000 SF

Reinstetle Residence at The Villages   •   Residential Construction in Destin, Florida $399,000   •   Design Build New Residence @ 2,200 SF

Condo & Apt. Construction

Waterview Towers Yacht Club The Ultimate    •   High Rise Condominiums in Destin, Florida
$13,000,000   •   21 Custom Units 9 Story @ 74,000 SF

Woodmere Creek Apartments   •   Apartment Complex in Birmingham, Alabama

Contact Us

755 Grand Blvd. Suite B-105 #348 Destin, FL 32550

(850) 687-8932